When I was asked to cover the opening of the Aldi Store in Middletown, Rhode Island, I was more than happy to oblige. I have been an Aldi fan for quite some time now and shop there frequently. They have some of the best prices I have seen on foods, toiletries, and more. Now, they have opened another location in Middletown, Rhode Island, which is approximately 10 minutes from Newport.
When I got to the event at 8:30 AM, I already saw people lined up. In fact, there was a line until the next store in the shopping center. They did a brief ribbon cutting ceremony and then people were free to go shop at ALDI for the grand opening! They had fun contents, shopping bags that were given out for this occasion, and food stations set up. I could tell that this store will be very prosperous in Middletown!
Here is so more information about Aldi and what you could expect:
On Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, select assortment discount grocer ALDI will offer shoppers a smarter alternative as it opens its first Middletown store, located at 890 West Main Road. With more than 1,200 stores in 32 states, ALDI is known for high-quality grocery items at incredibly low prices.
“We are pleased to bring our first store to the Middletown area to help customers get high-quality products at everyday low prices,” said Bruce Persohn, South Windsor division vice president for ALDI. “We challenge shoppers to switch from national brands to our high-quality exclusive brands and save up to 50 percent*without compromising. As important as price is, the only way to attract and keep shoppers is to have quality products.”
Customers can expect to find more than 1,400 of the most frequently purchased items sold under ALDIexclusive brands for prices up to 50 percent less than traditional supermarkets. A model of efficiency, ALDIeliminates overhead costs by offering smart practices, such as a cart rental system through which shoppers insert a quarter to release a cart and receive the quarter back upon the cart’s return. Other cost-saving practices include a smaller store footprint, open carton displays and encouragement of customers to bring their own shopping bags.
To ensure its exclusive brands meet or exceed the national brands on taste and quality, ALDI conducts rigorous testing on all products. ALDI stands behind this quality with a Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer is not 100 percent satisfied with a food product, ALDI will gladly replace the product and refund the customer’s money.
ALDI also saves shoppers money by keeping stores open during prime shopping times. The newest location will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. ALDI accepts cash, debit and EBT cards.
The Middletown store features high ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally friendly building materials – such as recycled materials and energy-saving refrigeration and light bulbs – to ensure that customers enjoy a shopping experience that is simple and easy to navigate.
A grocery retailer that has grown without merger or acquisition, ALDI has more than 1,200 U.S. stores located in 32 states. Over the last several years, ALDI has added approximately 50-80 new stores each year, expanding the ability to bring grocery savings to more people every day.
About ALDI Inc.
A leader in the grocery retailing industry, ALDI operates more than 1,200 US stores in 32 states, primarily from Kansas to the East Coast. More than 25 million customers each month save up to 50 percent* on their grocery bills, benefiting from the ALDI simple and streamlined approach to retailing. ALDI sells more than 1,400 of the most frequently purchased grocery and household items, primarily under its exclusive brands, which must meet or exceed the national name brands on taste and quality. ALDI is so confident in the quality of its products, the company offers a Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer is not 100 percent satisfied with any ALDI food product, ALDI will gladly replace the product and refund the purchase price. For more information about ALDI, visit www.aldi.us.
*I was invited as media to the opening. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.